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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
's probably a promise that governor romney thinks i kept. >> now one month before election day, the big question, can governor romney double down on his debate win and take control of this race? wiil friday's surprisingly strong jobs report -- >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> -- stop his momentum? we'll ask top advisers to both candidates, robert gibbs for obama, ed gillespie for romney. then insight and analysis on our powerhouse round table with our favorite political odd couple, james carville and mary matalin, plus nobel prize winner paul krugman of "the new york times," peggy noonan from "the wall street journal" and abc's jonathan karl. then -- >> and what would you like for christmas, little boy? get off. >> the week's other political slugfest, bill o'reilly joins us live this morning. >> from abc news, "this week" with george stephanopoulos. it's "your voice, your vote." reporting from abc news election headquarters, george stephanopoulos. >> hello, again, just 30 days now until the final votes, and after the most intense week yet o
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
gets re-elected what he's going to do for them the next four years. >> governor christie said that the wealthier are going to get a tax cut that is a lie from president obama. >> strong words, but not true. listen, analysts have looked at this. someone who makes over $3 million a year, would get over a quarter million tax cut if governor romney's plan was enacted. $2 trillion in defense spending that our pentagon and military leadership say we don't know. another trillion dollars to extend all of the bush tax cuts. that's $8 trillion. the notion that somehow by wealthy they're, the middle class is going to be held harmless. the middle class has to understand, if romney wins this presidential election, they'll be paying the bill not to reduce the deficit, not to reduce jobs, to give huge tax cuts to the wealthy. >> the idea of the president is not going to tell the truth, has become the theme inside the romney camp. here's what governor romney said. >> you learned and studied all this about president obama as a debater, what are you looking? >> i think he's going to say a lot o
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
from the election day, and it's the vice-president ya candidates' turn to duke it out. they'll scheduled for thursday. and mitt romney is keeping busy and the crowd at his rallies are growing. here's the latest. >> mitt romney spent a second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> the republican contender is ride something momentum from last week's debate. he has drawn his biggest crowds of the came pain. 6,000 last night in orlando, and 8,000 today in port st. lucy. >> you hard a chance to hear his answer or nonanswer. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> president obama arrived in california today for a two-day fundraising swing in the solidly democratic state. tonight he'll attend a star studded event at the nokia theater. celebrities on hand to support the president's eelection. over two days the obama campaign is expected to raise a minimum of $59 million. when it comes to raising campaign cash, the president shattered records. last month the president's campaign
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
until the election day, and the obama campaign has just released a staggering fund raising number. george stephanopoulos is here to talk about who has more momentum heading into this final month before the election. >> 30 days to go, as you say, and look who is getting the last word on the presidential debate. he found himself in the cross fire, and last night, big bird hitting back. he went on "snl." he really is big when you see him next to a human being and he was, let's just, say diplomatic about the whole thing. we'll tell you what he said coming up. >>> but first ginger sow with more on that freeze warning in parts of the country. we're wearing long sleeves, ginger. >> i felt it this morning as did so many millions of americans across the nation. let's start with a look at just how cold it is this morning. it's not just freeze warnings, but it's freeze watches, frost advisories that cover the nearly two dozen states this morning. amarillo even, 37 degrees, wichita is 36. kansas city, right above the freezing mark. now, what happens is we look for today's highs, and that's wh
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
-on-one, the candidates debate. now reporting from abc news election headquarters in new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening. this is it, the biggest night in the ration for the white house 2012. and we are so glad you are joining us, as the presidential gladiators get ready to walk into a big arena. there's the stage. president barack obama, governor mitt romney are standing by in the wings right now and jofgeor it is hard to imagine the pressure on them. as many of 60 million of us could be watching tonight. >> first of three debates. and the first debates almost always help the challenger. mitt romney needs it. it's a tight race, he's behind. >> and tonight, to cover it all, our team, inside the debate hall. and keeping watch in our fact check desk, and also, with us right here in the studio, the insiders from both parties, ready to weigh in on who woman and the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderated 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from the magnus arena at the univers
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Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
mitt romney and president barack obama, with only 34 days to go before the election. did someone win the great debate? >>> making the grade. they advised george w. bush, al gore and sarah palin before their famous debates. with the stakes so high, what marks do our political insiders give these candidates? we'll tell you, in the "nightline" report card. >>> and, what's your percent? are you in the 47%? what does it take to be in the 1% of the 1%? this year, the percentage has taken on a life of its own, and we get right to the point. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the candidates debate, october 3rd, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a high stakes showdown as president barack obama and mitt romney took the stage in denver to go head to head for the first time. an estimated 60 million americans tuned in to watch this critical moment in an often contentious presidential campaign with the election just 34 days away. crucial swing vo
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to have you with us here on a sunday night. there are just 37 days until the election, but tonight we are focused on a more urgent countdown. just three days until that crucial first debate between president obama and governor romney. the first chance for voters to see the candidates side by side in what many say is a make-or-break opportunity for governor romney to try to narrow that gap in the polls. tonight both sides in debate prep, both sides trying to lower expectations, but there was a notable exception that one of romney's top supporters predicted on abc's "this week." it's "your voice, your vote," and abc's david kerley starts us off tonight in washington. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers. it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate, and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's "this week." >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well, so i have absolute confidence that wh
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
they fear it could influence the election. >> the president is heading back to the bay area to raise more money for his campaign. and admission prices range from 100ses today $7500 and ann romney will make a appearance guest hosting "good morning america" joining george stephanopoulos at the anchor desk. and abc says it's in discussion was michelle obama for a similar appearance. >> and there are just a few days to go, voting begins monday for both in person and mail in voters. millions will be able to join voters in other states that voted early already. >> this is monday, marking the 29th day before election day. it means they can send out ballots and voters who want to vote in person can head down to the elections office and vote in person there. >> and some elections offices will be closed on monday for the columbus day holiday. the ballots sent out tuesday, if you have not registered to vote deadline is october 22. >> federal health officials issuing a warning about a meningitis outbreak that killed eight people nationwide. there have been no confirmed cases in california. and this o
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
is the biggel biggest issue in this election. >> more people are getting jobs. >> there is a carpenter that says at least they're there. >> it's slowly going to come back. >> and there is the direction of the economy that drives voters. there will be one more report before election day. there are october numbers due out four days before the election. >> and there is more than 550 jobs will be available at the next job journal hire event in emeryville from noon until 4:00 wednesday. there is a after reaching a high, dow finished with a modest gain of 34 points. there is apple down $14 because of a supply problem. and joe lockheart stepped down as head of global communications at facebook. the latest executive to leave since facebook went public. >> opponents of prop 37 have been forced to reshoot one of their television ads. he's a researcher at hoover institute in sanford there. is a policy prohibiting using stanford's name or political purposes and the school insisted they reshoot the commercial without stanford's buildings in the background. if this passes it would require labeling of genetica
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Oct 5, 2012 1:40am PDT
. the bake-off has been a bellwether of the elect, four out of five elections. makes me hungry. >> first lady's cookies did better than the president. it was rough. >> we'll be back. rough. >> we'll you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- romney's reversal. the candidate now says his comments about the 47% were 100% wrong. >> he is trying to build on his debate momentum, while president obama tries to regroup. it is friday, october 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm reena ninan in for paula faris today. >> paula's off spending a little time with her sister who's in town. enjoy the long weekend, ms. faris. your first time on the overnights. you got to abc news, how many months ago? >> six months now. >> yes, you are still learning the ropes. around here. >> still learning the ropes. i will take any tips you can offer. >> yeah. >> is there a little sheet you can pass off to me? >> there's bathrooms up there, and
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
's population and with the presidential election around the corner the latino is one that will make a difference. >> it's official the complexion of america is changing the for the first time more the half the nation's babies were minorities. new estimates show that 50.4% of children were black, hispanic or asian-american or other minority groups. in 1990 it was just 37%. it's a significant landmark that they say is not very surprising. >> we have seen this trend heading in that direction over the last decade. >> minorities make up 30% of the u.s. population and that figure continues to rise. already four states in the district of column i don't have minority population that exceed 50%. >> hispanics are the faster minority population. they increase 3.1% between april 2010 and july 1011 and now at 50 million. >> this is a watershed moment. >> the shifting demographics are having a major implication on politics. both campaigns are stepping up to reach voters. >> then we know that we are population is growing we have an opportunity to be able to turn that into both political and civic power. >> rep
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
election day. the first debate will focus on the economy and domestic policy. both took a break tuesday, with mitt romney grabbing a bite to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. >> the president: it is spectacular. >> reporter: both relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first question. mitt romney will deliver the final closing argument. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> do we expect things to be cordial tonight or sniping? >> reporter: i think they are going to be a lot of attacks tonight.
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> and jetblue makes an offer for those who may not like the way the election turns out. >> all of that is coming up, and then a bit later on "nightline." >> dan and carolyn, coming up on "nightline" the first showdown as president obama and republican nominee mitt romney takes the stage in denver to face-off in the first presidential debate. so our power house political team will be with us, and they will >>> sky 7hd rescued injured hiker who fell 40 feet down this ravine. they used an area ladder truck to drop ropes and pulleys to the woman below. they then pulled her up in the safety basket. the hiker suffered injuries. >>> a convicted embezzler is back after almost two weeks on the run. jay shaw faces 45 years in prison for his role in the dark prince real estate scam. it involves three condos at san francisco's exclusive rine con hill -- rincon hill highrise. they transferred the condos to the shell corporations and took out loans on the property. >>> another twist in the gender discrimination case at the top venture capital firm. she has been terminated from the firm. the firm says she is s
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one in kentucky. live in denver, brandi hitt. back to you. >> big issues and controversies in the headlines last few weeks, never mentioned last night. >> reporter: definitely. that's what's interesting, rob and paula. you talk to the analysts. and a lot of people were waiting for president obama to
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is cancelling or delaying dozens of flights today to fix a safety problem with its loose seats. the carrier says it is finally figured out what was causing the problem. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: american has grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse, taking out for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. the airline engineering team decided the locking mechanism that secures the seats to the floor, must be enhanced. >> we have a unique situation of a track that had become somewhat worn. and it was where some soda spilled down over time and allowed the seats to become dislodged. >> reporter: another setback for american airlines which suffered record delays in september, for what it claims were labor troubles. claiming its pilots inte
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
the presidential election. >>> mitt romney's campaign gets new momentum. why president obama says, it is no big deal. >>> american airlines grounds dozens of planes. >> daily coffee fix the new research reveal was it could be doing to your >>> good morning. arctic plunge in the northern high plains and minneapolis. 40s for highs today this arctic air making its way as far south as st. louis, high of 53 today. 84 in dallas tomorrow will be replaced with 50° temperatures. very cold air coming into the nation's mid section. still looking at mild air in the east no airport delays so far eastern seaboard, back home, low clouds and fog not causing much of a problem three mile visibility around half moon bay >> 4:49. successful debate performance under his belt, mitt romney is distancing him from his words about the 47%. in the past he stood by the comments. overnight, major change. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: with his campaign reenergized after a strong showing in wednesday's debate mitt romney took on the controversy surrounding his comments that 47% of americans are dependent on go
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
lackluster debate performance and on what is the biggest issue in this election. >> more americans entered the workforce and more people are getting jobs. >> he said jobs may be low wage, they may be part-time, but at least they are there. >> it's slowly coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in presidential elections we have seen it is the direction of the economy that moves voters and there is one more reporting period before election day. the october numbers will be out november 2nd, four days before the election. in the newsroom, mark matthews, abc7 news. >> more than 500 jobs are going to be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event held at the hilton garden inn in emeryville. for more information go to our website under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio, will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly address he called on re
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
experienced debaters, with more than 50 presidential primary and general election debates between them. though they have their weaknesses, they both have considerable strengths. as president obama touched down in denver this afternoon, he brought the experience of 22 previous presidential debates, primary and general election, with him. we've seen him draw upon his command in being able to make a bold pledge. >> and if we have osama bin laden in our sights, and the pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then i think that we have to act and we will take them out. >> reporter: and we've seen him tap his reservoir of righteousness to make a strong attack. >> you said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were. you were wrong. you said that we were going to be greeted as liberators. you were wrong. >> reporter: tonight will be mitt romney's 36th presidential debate. though his first as nominee. his team is hoping he'll show the agility we've seen him display. >> if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays, they won't find that in me. >> when'
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Oct 4, 2012 1:05am PDT
for 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> five weeks before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individua
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
for the election and the country? >>> a massive emergency response. tonight, patients calling in, worried they've been injected with meningitis. what it's like to wake up today and wonder if it's you. >> i'm not just concerned for me, i'm concerned for many. >>> the sting. brian ross showed you tsa officers stealing your things, right out of your bag. tonight, he gets action. >>> and -- >> bond. james bond. >> the women, the weapons, the wit. >> i think he got the point. >> 50 years after the first one hit the screen, we have a brand new message tonight from the very first spy we loved. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with american jobs. and a number we have not seen in nearly four years. unemployment, now 7.8%. a surprising dip, dropping after 43 months above 8%. 114,000 new jobs added last month. and with it, 32 days now until the election. and your voice, your vote. abc's david muir is here with us, right now. david? >> reporter: great to see you in person, diane. not only were the jobs numbers a welcome sign for the americans lucky enough to get those jobs, they were very welcome by the
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
to be the election of the surprise video here. so now it is the president's turn. >> it is october. >> five weeks and counting. >> yep. >>> and then the anchorwoman who used her own newscast to respond to criticism about her waktd. her on-air message has triggered a nationwide outpouring. >>> later this half-hour, caught on tape. nicki minaj lets loose with a blue streak, cursing out mariah carey in a big "american idol" battle. we'll have it coming up later in ""the skinny."" we talked a few weeks ago how the two divas are not fans of each other. now, again, more video, surprise video this morning, nicki and mariah, claws out. >> good publicity and good press for the show. ratings will be up, you know that. >> we love each other in case you were wondering. >>> first, american airlines in something of a thaw in the frigid relations between the company and its pilots' union. >> they will be back at the table later this week. talks aimed at a new pilots labor contract. the union rejected american's most recent offer back in august, but now union leaders say they will seek an industry standard contr
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
they are there. >> it slowly is coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in palo alto elections it's the direction of the economy that moves voters. there is one more reporting period before election day, the october numbers will be out november 2nd, four days before the election. >>> we're talking about jobs here. more than 500 jobs will be available at the next jobs hire event. at the hilton garden inn in emeryville noon on wednesday. for more information go to abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. he put side he talked during the debate. he will be in san francisco on monday night for a fund-raising concert and rally. his weekly address this morning, the president calls on republicans in congress to work with democrats on plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and bill to help families refinance homes. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to d
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
performance and on what is the biggest issue in this election. >> more people entered the workforce and more people are getting jobs. >> he said jobs may be low wage, they may be part-time, but at least they are there. >> it's slowly coming back. it will take a couple more years. >> in presidential elections we have seen it is the direction of the economy that moves voters and there is one more reporting period before election day. the october numbers will be out november 2nd, four days before the election. in the newsroom, mark matthews, abc7 news. >> more than 500 jobs are going to be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event held at the hilton garden inn in emeryville. for more information go to our website under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly addressed he called on republicans in congress
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
-wrote and performed the theme song and there is what is important to you in the ledge? >> -- election? >> for leonardo dicaprio, celebrities are all over this public service announcement urging voters to use social media to express important issues in the upcoming election. and for more news p pictures go to otrc.com. >> so maybe crime does pay. the guns owned by bonnie and clyde sold over the weekend for more than half a million dollars. and this brought $2264,000. and the guns were a.warded to police officer that's ambushed and killed them in 1934. >> just ahead challenges as both candidates prepare for their first debate. >> there is rumors revenge and a murder plot. phone conver sayings say prove a social studies teach >>> the heat is on you're looking at ocean beach, temperatures climbed into the 80s, some cities including santa rosa are seeing triple digit temperatures now there is the hottest day of the year in san francisco so far. and we're live in oakland there is also a lot like summer out there. >> this is hotter, now, the east bay had highest temperatures in antioch and livermore as expec
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
a stop in cincinnati to kick off early voting. >> there is is a worker at the local board of election that's notice aid problem, signatures didn't match up and some had information simply made up. >> and last week, the election workers in florida noticing similar problem was voter registration forms, many submitted by a firm hired by republicans and the florida g.o.p. fire that had agency and now, north carolina g.o.p. is following suit. >> there is american airlines says it's found the cause of tests in major jets. >> retailers hoping for a green christmas. holiday shopping outlook, ahead. >> taking a look at traffic now in san francisco. this is really jammed up for drivers and for people heading out of san francisco south looking smooth now >>> taking a look outside right now there is a view of oakland atop mount sutro. highs soared to 93 degrees and spencer christian is coming up with the accu-weather forecast. >> american airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats to come loose on planes and it's now expanding inspection of jets. there is concern it could be connected
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: well, rob, american airlines is now blaming the loose seats on clamps that were not installed properly. either by the airline's own crews or an outside contractor. the three incidents over the past week forced two emergency landings. and american scrambled to inspect its boeing 757s. some of the jets use a different
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to eva longoria, celebrities playing a big role in the election. now, black eyed peas singer will-a-am is joining in. he described room as being tense and apologized for rapid tweeting and wrote it's important doing my part to remind people to vote. his work doesn't end there. he joined the president at a rally this morning and expected to attend more events throughout the day. and there is julianne moore missing pieces of jewelry from her home that total $127,000. police are investigating. and back in hollywood, ashton kutcher's home was a subject of a s.w.a.t. team yesterday. it turned out to be a hoax by an unknown prankster, he was on the set of his tv show. for more entertainment news go to otrc.com. >> and big bird is in high demand now from good morning america to saturday night live they're trying to book the character as the next guest. so far big bird is declining all appearances. the giant yellow puppet is hurt after the debate. mitt romney admitted he loves big bird but republican presidential nominee said he would slash funding to pbs which airs sesame street. the twi
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and the president are competing the hardest. >>> you can see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this wednesday. the u.s. supreme court will begin their new term tomorrow and the justices may weigh in on proposition 8. just as clarence thomas and colleagues attended a red mass at the cathedral in washington d.c., the church hosts the annual mass to pray for the judges. the court will hear arguments on october 10th that could further limit or even end affirmative action for college admission. also an appeal to sustain prop 8 could be heard in november. california voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage four years ago. >>> a
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in nevada, working on keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has to be president. he killed osama bin laden i think he can stand up to mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy calling for a new strategy in the mideast saying the obama administration has been at the mercy of events, rather than shaping them. >> juke see the first debate right -- you can see the first
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> presidential election takes place five weeks from tropical depression. president obama and mitt romney are practicing for the first debate tomorrow night. the stage is being set at the university of denver, romney will need a stellar performance to turn the tide of polling that has him trailing the president in many of the nine battleground states expected to decide the elect. last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of tack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. what he does the president have to say? he says forward. i think forewarned is a better turn. >> as for president obama, he took a break from practice debate yesterday to visit workers at a nevada campaign office, making a few calls to voters. abc news will buy you live coverage starting at 6:00 right here. >>> if you are flying with spirit airlines you want to pay attention to a new rule. airlines says f you don't pay for your carry-on in advance you will have to pay $100, at the gate for each piece. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-ons if you tell the airline in advanc
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
the presidential election on national geographic channel distributed by harvey weinstein's company he is a prominent fundraiser for president obama's reelection. the channel says the air date is not related to politics. >>> another note, mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as a guest host on "good morning america" next week she will fill in for robin. the appearance set for wednesday october 10th. abc news is in discussions with the first lady for a similar guest appearance when her schedule allows. >>> mike is off today. meteorologist lisa argen bringing cool weather and morning fog. >>> that's right. i think today out of the next three will be the cloudiest and the foggiest otherwise marine layer mixes out in time for all the events around the bay. right now the sun up, 7:09, sets at 6:46. we are looking at plenty of grey as you head out this morning. temperatures have cooled off for valleys over the north bay, live doppler you can see that solid mass of low clouds and fog this morning. it is at a higher deck, we are not looking at the poor visibilities, three to four mile visibi
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
days to go before the election, what impact will this have on the race? it's "your voice, your vote." and our david kerley is in orlando, florida, with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. mitt romney is here in florida. this battleground state. and he comes to florida without one of his most potent weapons because that jobs reporter raced the claim that the unemployment rate has been above 8% for nearly four years. that change completely altered the political landscape and narrative of the last week. in virginia, there was no public high-fiving. but the jobs numbers were cheered by supporters of the president. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: also in virginia, mitt romney's post-debate momentum ran smack right into those breakthrough numbers. >> more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: romney tried to spin the unemployment rate. >> the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today, on the day the president got elected, the unemployme
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
reminder, we elected that maniac, twice. after a ride in the new truck, arnold got down to business and when asked about impregnating his maid he said i think it was the stupidest thing i've done in my relationship with maria. you think? could you have thrown maria into the grand canyon? or -- arnold talked about an fair he had with brigitte nielsen -- of course they had an affair, matching mullets. she was also involved with another high-profile co-star of hers. >> i think she respects me more because i'm much more of a man than her boyfriend. i wear the drawers and you wear the panties. the drawers are stronger material than nylon. >> jimmy: she has a type, is what we're saying. here is arnold and his affair with her. >> you write you had an fair with the actress in that movie. you cheated on maria. you were in your relationship. you don't even write that you felt bad by the, you just write it. >> actually, i'm much more of a man than her boyfriend. i wear the drawers and you wear the pantys and drawers are stronger material than nylon. >> jimmy: very similar storyline. they say w
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Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
republicans for a victory come november. with 33 days until the election, abc's terry moran begins our coverage. >> reporter: they came out, shook hands, ready for the main event. but president obama began soft, very soft. a shoutout to the first lady. >> i just want to wish, sweetie, you, happy anniversary, and let you know that, a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. then they got down to business, the subject, jobs. romney took it to the president from the get-go. >> middle-income families are being crushed. >> reporter: it was clear and direct and aggressive. romney seemed on his game and ready for a fight. hammering away at the grim economic track record of the last four years. >> when the president took office, 32 million people on food stamps, 47 million on food stamps today, economic growth this year, slower than last year. and last year, slower than the year before. going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> reporter: president obama seemed at first to wander a bit, but fou
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
, and your own house. but not to your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team swooping in to rescue three employees at g gunpoint. the manhunt under way right now. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. but before their face-off, jon stewart is here, going head to head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on! >>> little debate poster up there. good morning, america. happy to have lara back from a couple of days off. >> happy to be back, hi, everybody. >> elizabeth vargas is here as well. it was a big night for the white house. president obama and mitt romney
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
's a recall election in california. and to jump in there and become the governor of the greatest state in the union. so clearly, it's an interesting story. >> it certainly is. you write about how the day after you left the governorship, maria confronted you in the therapist's office. but she had actually come to you about the affair and the possibility of a child many years before, correct? >> mm-hmm. >> why didn't you admit to it then? >> i just didn't know how to. i think i was too scared about losing her, losing the family. i just didn't know how. >> do you think you should have? >> well, it's easy to be smart in hindsight. but the bottom line is, what it is then over what it is now, it's just one of the disastrous situations that i have created. and it's the worst thing i've ever done. >> worst thing you've ever done? worst secret? >> well, not just the worst secret. just the worst thing because it hurt so many people. and the mistakes and the failures that i've had in the past. and i write about all of them in the book. >> you do. >> because i always felt that it should be a book
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
voters, a 2-1 margin, expect president obama to win the upcoming debate and the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. >> but when it comes to the race itself and support for each candidate, a lot closer with the president leading 49% to 47%. we get more of wednesday's debate in denver from abc's karen travers. >> reporter: president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aide are calling debate camp. but he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you. and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> reporter: both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisers to prepare for wednesday's high-stakes showdown in denver. in recent days aides to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to compliment their opponent and downplay expectations for their side. new jersey governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people are going to be able to see these two guys side by side, laying
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
, your vote with just 37 days left until the election. david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. for the president, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning when he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama showing a lead this morning, 6 points. >> if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> mitt romney has to avoid be appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs show compassion, that he's competent and that he indeed can connect to voters. >> on those three cs, that's where he's got to really do well. >> reporter: while they lead in the polls, team obama know that debates can be a game-changer. he needs to avoid appearing irritable aor impatient. >> they need him to answer questions short, concise. >> the pressure is on f
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
americans how they would vote if the election were held right now. the abc news/"washington post" poll shows the two contenders separated by just two points among likely voters. 36 days to go now before your voice, your vote. and abc's jake tapper and abc's david muir are traveling with the candidates to tell us how you train for a debate night that could change everything. jake leads us off. jake? >> reporter: diane, top obama campaign officials have been poring over republican debate tapes, studying mitt romney. and according to one person familiar with the president's debate preparations, it has been exhausting work and the president is definitely out of practice, though, of course, the campaign has been trying to lower expectations. president obama has been practicing for wednesday's debate at the westin lake las vegas resort and spa, 17 miles from the las vegas strip. presidential debate veteran senator john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts pol, mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas, the president tried to lower expe
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
to get to all of the victims. >>> to presidential politics now and five weeks until the election. the candidates are spending their last full day of prep before tomorrow night's all-important debate in denver. abc's tahman bradley has more at what's at stake in their first faceoff. >> reporter: the stage is almost ready at the university of denver, where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. at a rally last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we had 43-straight weeks of unemployment above 8%. and what does the president say to all this? he says forward. i think forewarned a better term. >> reporter: romney's trailing president obama in polls. and his campaign knows the upcoming debates could be their best chance to turn things around. that's why the candidate has spent many hours practicing. he'll huddle again with advise herbs practicing today. in the mock debates, senator rob portman is playing barack obama. >> he's playing president obama in the mock debates we have. i don't like
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
into the -- until the election one day until tomorrow's debate. tahman bradley has the latest on the last minute preps. >> reporter: the stage is almost ready at the university of denver where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. last night in denver romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8% what does the president have to say? he says forward. i think for warned is a better term. -- forewarned is a better term. >> reporter: romney is trailing the president in the polls, the candidate has spent many hours practicing he will huddle with advisers again. >> he's playing barack obama in these mock debates, i don't like him very much any more. >> reporter: president obama took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> the president: andrea, this is barack obama, how are you? that's right. >> reporter: with it was a brief break for the president who like romney has been rehearsing for days. senator kerry is pl
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. [ applause ] >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policies. that romney and ryan want to repeat. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. even though the economic collapse happened under bush, four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all guaranteed fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is making her way there. first stop in ohio. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip away? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate coming up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates. trying to sit there and be cool and keep a smile on your face. inside you want to fa
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> for 18 months, he's been running on his tax plan, and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is "never mind." >> reporter: but now, top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there and president obama didn't want to be there. >> reporter: some even blamed denver's high elevation for the president's performance. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> i don't know. >> reporter: last night, the president spent much time looking down at his podium, taking notes. and he squandered easy opportunities to go after romney, such as this moment. >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to spend money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> reporter: a wide opening, but the president took more than 14 hours to come up with a comeback. >> thank goodness somebody is fin
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. almost immediately some began claiming that it helped the president get re-elected. officials at the labor department say the numbers are crunched by highly trained government employees in secret. >> how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? you can't call me up and tell me what the numbers are going to be. >> i can't tell anyone. it is a complete secret. >> in fact, before the released, these workers #r* literally sworn to secrecy. the white house does not see their work until it is done. >>> more than 550 jobs will be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event. it will take place in emeryville from noon until 4:00 on wednesday. >>> well, back to what we started with at the top and all of the things going on this weekend and whether the weather will cooperate. >> at least we know it won't be raining on us. sandhya patel is here. >> that's right. carolyn and dan, it will be a dry forecast this weekend. check out the blue angels. this was sent to me -- it was posted on facebook by brandy m. she said "i was checking out the blue angels" as we were practic
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Oct 6, 2012 1:05am PDT
began claiming that it helped the president get re-elected. officials at the labor department say the numbers are crunched by highly trained government employees in secret. >> how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? you can't call me up and tell me what the numbers are going to be. >> i can't tell anyone. it is a complete secret. >> in fact, before the released, these workers #r* literally sworn to secrecy. the white house does not see their work until it is done. >>> more than 550 jobs will be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event. it will take place in emeryville from noon until 4:00 on wednesday. >>> well, back to what we started with at the top and all of the things going on this weekend and whether the weather will cooperate. >> at least we know it won't be raining on us. sandhya patel is here. >> that's right. carolyn and dan, it will be a dry forecast this weekend. check out the blue angels. this was sent to me -- it was posted on facebook by brandy m. she saking out was checking out the blue angels" as we were practicing. and of course a gorg
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the sunshine state. >> mitt romney had the campaign trail all to himself today. the republican contender stumped for votes in the critical state of florida. >> i'm counting on florida to win this for me on november 6th so we can take back this country, get it strong again. >> giving the president's lead in battlegrounds state polling, florida has turned into a must-win for the campaign. ann romney expressed confidence. >> we are going to win florida. >> mrs. romney stopped by a campaign office in orlando and surprised the volunteers with pizza and a pep talk. >> we appreciate all the work you're doing, all the help you're giving us. >> otherwise it was a quiet day on the campaign trail. the obama campaign reported that it raised a whopping $181 million in september, combined with the republican party. more now that any presidential campaign has race. the romney campaign h
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